MoP Plate Tank Gear Guide

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Welcome.

With MoP coming up many of us tanks are now worried about what gear will you need to enter heroics/LFR/Raids/ect. In order to reduce the strain on you i compiled this handy dandy gear guide!

In it i tried to list all gear that i believe you will be interested in from item level 450-500. In it i have listed all gear that contains any of the following tank stats:

Hit/exp/mastery/doge/parry.

NOTE this guide was originally written in the pally forums and therefore might be slightly biased toward our stats. Ill do what i can to address DK and warrior concerns as well. Mainly this means I added in their tier gear and 2handed weapons. If im missing any item that these two classes would want let me know and ill make appropriate changes.

Also note that i included some haste and crit items. Currently Haste is a WEAK tanking stat for pallies and dks. So getting a piece of gear with Haste on it can be a nice booby prize for a tank who just cant get that tanking item to drop. So any time haste shows with any of the above stats i included it. Crit is in a similar spot for warriors and can be reforged. As such select crit items have been included. Once again consider them carefully and dont roll on them over a str based dps.

PLEASE do NOT take this to mean its okay to roll on a piece of haste or crit gear over a RET pally/Arms Warriors/ect. Its not. But if no one needs it, haste items can be a decent upgrade for a tank and mastery even with crit is amazing.

I also am only listing raid items at the LFR level. Realize there are Normal raid, and heroic raid versions of these items.

NAVIGATION.

Helms/shoulders/chests- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#2
wrists/gloves/ and waists- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#3
Legs/boots/capes/Shields- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#4
weapons/necks/and rings- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#5
Trinkets- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#6
Crafted item- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#7
Reputation items- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#9
Quests items- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#10
Dungeons- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#11
Raids/World Bosses/Tier/BoEs- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#12
PVP Gear- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#13
Item enhancements/links/conclusion- http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6606903045#14

Quick run down of the item level dropping from the following sources:

Item Level Chart
Content/ item level range
Looking For Raid 476-483
Raid-489-496
Heroic raid-502-509
Protector Kaolan-503 norm 516 heroic
Heroic 5man-463 (rare)/476 (epic from final boss)
Normal 5mans 450 and below
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BREAKDOWN BY GEAR SLOT

Helms


Shoulders



Chest

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Bracers



Gloves



Pre-Raid


Raiding
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Waist

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Legs



Boots



Capes



Shields



1 handed Weapons

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2 handed Weapons



Neck



Rings

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TRINKETS

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CRAFTED GEAR



Mats

  • Living Steel from Alchemy. You can transmute it once a day using 6 Trillium Bars or multiple times using 3 Trillium Bar and 3 Spirit of Harmony.
  • Spirit of Harmony is formed from 10 Mote of Harmony dropped by random mobs.
  • Trillium Bar is formed from forging 2 Black Trillium Ore+2 White Trillium Ore OR from transmuting 10 Ghost Iron Bar.
  • 2 High-Explosive Gunpowder is made from 1 Ghost Iron Bar
  • Ghost Iron Bar comes from smelting/forging 2 Ghost Iron Ore.
  • Blood Spirit is the Choas/Frozen orb of MoP.
  • Jeweler's Setting can be bought from a Jewelcrafting vendor.
  • Prismatic Scale can be found skinning various mobs.
  • Windwool Cloth is the cloth for the new expansion
  • Ghost Iron Bolts is made from 3 Ghost Iron Bar
  • River's Heart is transmuted by Lapis Lazuli+ Golden Lotus
  • Serpent's Eye is made from combining 10 Sparkling Shard
  • Wild Jade is transmuted from Alexandrite+ Golden Lotus
  • Kyparite-type of ore
  • Sunstone, Alexandrite, and Golden Lotus are common gems from prospecting
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    REPUTATIONS

    Golden Lotus

      You have to reach revered with this faction before you can start doing quests for the August Celestials or the Shado-Pan. The quest to unlock this faction is called Temple of the White Tiger and requires level 87. It can start many places. According to wowhead comments this includes Wang Chung an npc next to the entrance to the Temple of the White Tiger.

      More on this rep can be found here:
      http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6794032135

      Starting Quest: http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=31392
      Quartermaster: Jaluu the Generous (neutral) in Vale of Eternal Blossoms (74.2, 42.6)

      Serrated Forearm Guards-Reputation-Golden Lotus-HONORED-1250 Justice Points
      Gorget of Usurped Kings-Reputation-Golden Lotus-HONORED-1250 Justice Points
      Mogu Rune of Paralysis-Reputation-Golden Lotus-HONORED-1750 Justice Points
      Shoulders of Autumnlight-Reputation-Golden Lotus-REVERED-1750 Valor Points
      Dawnblade's Chestguard-Reputation-Golden Lotus-REVERED-2250 Valor Points
      Cuirass of the Twin Monoliths-Reputation-Golden Lotus-REVERED-2250 Valor Points
      Alani's Inflexible Ring-Reputation-Golden Lotus-REVERED-1250 Valor Points


    The August Celestials

      This faction only opens up when you are revered with the Golden Lotus.

      Quartermasters:Sage Whiteheart (A) in Shrine of Seven Stars (84.6, 63.6) and and Sage Lotusbloom (H) in the Shrine of Two Moons (62.6, 23.2) . Both locations are in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms

      Ribcracker's Cloak-Reputation-The August Celestials-HONORED-1250 justice points
      Cloak of the Silent Mountain-Reputation-The August Celestials-HONORED-1250 justice points
      Leggings of Ponderous Advance-Reputation- The August Celestials-HONORED-2250 justice points
      Battle Shadow Bracers-Reputation-The August Celestials-REVERED-1250 valor points
      Yu'lon Guardian Boots-Reputation-The August Celestials-REVERED-1750 valor points
      Ret Legs that could be used for tanking, has crit though:
      Leggings of Ponderous Advance-Reputation-The August Celestials-HONORED- 2250 justice points


    Shado-Pan

    Klaxxi

    The Black Prince

      Quests begin at 90. Brewmaster Tsu will give you the quest Stranger in a Strange Land. Head to the Veiled Stair (54.6, 72.6) and turn it in to Wrathion <The Black Prince>. Then do the quest A Legend in the Making and then he will give you the quest Trial of the Black Prince to get to honored. You have to kill raid mobs and Mantids and Mogus in Townlong Steppes and Dread Wastes to obtain rep till then.

      At which point the Black Prince will give you the quest The Strength of One's Foes. You will have to collect 10 Sigil of Power and 10 Sigil of Wisdom. After this is the Raid quest Fear Itself . Finally you get the quest Breath of the Black Prince where you get your legendary gems for your Kilrak, Jaws of Terror. No stamina or mastery options. Only Intell, Agility, and Strength. Since Strength is 93% as good as parry this is the one you want...yeah we got shafted.


    Crystallized Terror-Quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=31482
    Breath of the Black Prince-Requires sha touched weapon like Kilrak, Jaws of Terror+hydraulic gem Crystallized Terror

    Justice Quartermaster-Commander Lo Ping (neutral) in the Townlong Steppes(38, 64.4).
    Valor Quartermaster-Commander Oxheart (neutral) in the Townlong Steppes (38, 64.4).
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    QUESTS AND QUEST GEAR!

    Having not been in Beta I can not confirm some quest chains. When that info becomes available i will try and update this guide.

    Temple Guardian Helm-The Sha of Hatred-quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=30968
    Start of quest chain-Lao-Chin and Serevex
    Giver of quest chain start-Taran Zhu (54.0, 77.8) in Townlong Steppes.
    Level Required-88

    Bladesworn Shoulders-The Mariner's Revenge-quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=31190
    Quest Chain Start-Undetermined. May not have one.
    Quest Giver-Captain "Soggy" Su-Dao (55.6, 72.4) in Dread Wastes
    Level Required-89

    Temple Guardian Chestpiece-The Point of No Return-quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=30784
    Quest Chain Start-The Point of No Return
    Quest Chain Start Giver-Ban Bearheart (82.6, 73.2) in Townlong Steppes.
    Level Required-89

    Durable Plate of the Golden Lotus-Battle Axe of the Thunder King-quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=30642
    Requires REVERED with the Golden Lotus
    Quest Chain Start-Battle Spear of the Thunder King
    Quest Chain Giver-Zhi the Harmonious (56.8, 43.4) in Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

    Bladesworn Girdle and Coldbite Girdle-Overthrone-Quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=31782
    Probably requires an unknown amount of Rep with the Klaxxi
    Quest Chain Start-Unknown. Will probably require Rep with the Klaxxi
    Quest Giver- Klaxxi'va Ik (54.6, 34.8) in the Dread Wastes

    Bladesworn Warboots-Fires and Fears of Old-quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=31085
    Quest Chain Start-Kypari Zar
    Quest Chain Start giver-Klaxxi Warrior in the Dread Wastes
    Requires Level 89
    May require Opening the Klaxxi (see rep section)

    Mindfire Sollerets-and Angerforged Stompers-/-Quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=31809
    Quest is started by a drop by the Sha of Anger (world boss) in Kun-Lai Summit.

    Maki's Mashing Mace and Satay's Stabbing Sword-The Arena of Annihilation-Quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=31207
    Quest Giver-Gurgthock (47.0, 20.0) in Kun-Lai Summit.
    Requires Level 90

    Durable Necklace of the Golden Lotus and Ferocious Necklace of the Golden Lotus-The Final Power-Quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=30646
    Quest Chain Start-The Might of Three
    Quest Chain Start Giver-Sun Tenderheart (56.4, 43.6) in Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
    Requires level 90.

    Seal of the Unscathed and Seal of the Bloodseeker-Shadow of the Empire-Quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=31612
    Quest Chain Start=The Empress' Gambit
    Quest Chain Start Giver-Malik the Unscathed (55.0, 34.2) in the Dread Wastes
    May Require Klaxxi rep/Opening Klaxxi Rep (see Rep section)

    Zen Alchemist Stone-Strange Spherical Stone-Quest-ALCHEMY ONLY-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=30597
    Quest started by a random drop
  • To get this you need 500 alchemy and a Strange Spherical Stone will drop from one of several random mobs in The Jade Forest, The Valley of the Four Winds, and Krasarang Wilds. This starts the Quest Strange Spherical Stone. Use 3 Golden Lotus and turn in the quest for the trinket.
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    Relic of Niuzao-Darkmoon Ox Deck-Quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=30450
    Started by Ox Deck
    Items needed to make Ox Deck-Ace through Eight of Oxen Cards: Ace of Oxen
    Requires Darkmoon Fair to turn in.

    Relic of Xuen-Darkmoon Ox Deck-Quest-http://mop.wowhead.com/quest=30452
    Started by Ox Deck
    Items needed to make Ox Deck-Ace through Eight of Oxen Cards: Ace of Oxen
    Requires Darkmoon Fair to turn in.
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    DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

    Dungeons
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    Raids

    World Bosses

    Tier

    Turn in Tokens to the Valor Quartermaster.

    Valor Quartermaster-Commander Oxheart (neutral) in the Townlong Steppes (38, 64.4).

    Bind on Equipped
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    PVP GEAR
    Special thanks to Loliinacan for bringing up PVP items!

    For simplicity sake Pally sets only are show.
    Deathknight sets use the name Dreadplate such as Dreadful Gladiator's Dreadplate Chestpiece and Malevolent Gladiator's Dreadplate Chestpiece.
    Warriror sets use the name Plate such as Dreadful Gladiator's Plate Chestpiece and Malevolent Gladiator's Plate Chestpiece

    Honor Quartermasters

      Alliance- Hayden Christopen (12.2, 34.2) in Valley of the Four Winds.
      Horde- Lok'nor Bloodfist (35.4, 83.4) in Kun-Lai Summit.


    Conquest Quartermasters

      Alliance- Lucan Malory (12.2, 34.2) in Valley of the Four Winds.
      Horde- Doris Chiltonius (35.4, 83.4) in Kun-Lai Summit.


    Helms
    Shoulders
    Chests
    Bracers
    Gloves
    Waists
    Legs
    Boots
    Capes
    Necks
    Rings
    Shields
    1handed Weapons
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    ITEM ENHANCEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

    Gems

    Enchantments, armor kits, inscriptions and Belt buckles! OH MY!

    Links:
  • MoP Prot Pally Gear Guide:
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6571787785
  • Prot Pally Guide: Protect the Pandas!:
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7005430614
  • My Prot Transition guide:
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6489939466
  • DK Tank Guide:
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6232223931
  • Warrior Tank Guide:
    When Lowmaine/Demolition/Ethica quit being Lazy and make one ill link it. The other sucks too much to list
  • Avoidance, diminishing returns, and block:
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2489160859
  • Tank movement
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1920715056
  • The old prot pally guide by Xayton!
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1020823291
  • Maintankadin forums-THE Prot pally theorycrafting site:
    http://maintankadin.failsafedesign.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=33&sid=eb1d0db96011dab99d5165e74f7f814a
  • So you just hit 85? A starter tank gear guide-Guide that inspired this one:
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/1765530519
  • CONCLUSION

    In conclusion I hope this guide proves useful to you and helps you in your adventures in Mists of Pandaria! Whether you use it to get ready for 5man heroics, raids, or just to solo old content i hope this helps you have a great start in Pandaria!
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